Nearly 10 tonnes of rare, protected wood with an estimated value of HK$6 million (US$774,000) was found hidden in a shipping container on its way from the Middle East to mainland China via Hong Kong, according to the Customs and Excise Department.The haul of 9.7 tonnes of suspected red sandalwood, which had been declared to be normal timber, was this year’s biggest seizure of this kind, Hong Kong customs said on Friday. It was also the third major seizure of the wood in the past six months…


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